How to created animated text using Legend clips in iMovie

Legend + iMovie – Powerful App Combo for your iPhone Videos!

Legend iMovie Animated Text Apps

Legend + iMovie App Combo

It’s been over a year now since I went 100% iPhone with my explainer product video productions. iMovie, of course, has been key to this but their title slides are – #letsbehonest – both boring and overused.

An amazing little app called Legend has been one of several apps that have helped me totally spice up my text animations and video intros (you can also save them as GIFs and insert them into your blog posts like I did right here).

Legend App Example:

Legend iMovie Apps

Although the Legend app only allows for square videos (as seen in the video below), there is a pretty simple workaround in iMovie for cropping your Legend videos to widescreen dimensions.

Legend App iMovie iPhone Animated Video Text

However, keep in mind, the output quality for Legend videos (as of this post) is 720p – not your ideal 1080p. Once you crop it further in iMovie, you’ll lose some more quality. It’s not a deal-breaker for me, but it might be for you.

Legend iMovie App Combo

Here you can see how the above video looks like in widescreen. It’s still ok, right?

Legend App iMovie iPhone Animated Video Text

Although I love, love the Legend app, it is just one of my text-on-video go-to apps for my iPhone videos.

Be sure to grab the Smartphone Marketing School COMPLETE list of apps for adding text to your videos. It comes in Google Slides format so I can keep it updated for you with the latest apps I stumble across.

Complete List Of Animated Text Apps


COMPLETE Text-On-Video App List

Up your iPhone video skill level with my favorite text-on-video apps.

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Legend iMovie Tutorial

So, if you’d like to see how the Legend app works, check out the following Legend app video tutorial. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create animated text videos (with or without your own videos/photos)
  • Customize the style of your videos
  • Insert them into your iMovie creations

legend screen shot

I’d love to see what you come up with! An easy way is to tag @smartphonemarketingschool in your Instagram Legend posts. Then we can connect, and I can see what’s been cookin’ in your iPhone kitchen! 😛 (1)

Want to make sure you don’t forget how to combine Legend clips and iMovie? Pin this image to one of your Pinterest boards (hover over for a pin button).

How to created animated text using Legend clips in iMovie